Exclusive: SIG SAUER P365 9mm Micro-Pistol

By Tank Hoover

What gun would you carry with enough firepower to keep your family and yourself safe from a menagerie of threats? While micro-compacts are comfortable and easily concealed, they’re usually chambered in anemic calibers with low-round capacity.

Conversely, guns with higher capacities are more difficult to comfortably carry day in and day out. Concealing the nagging nuisance of a bulge is also frustrating, defeating the purpose of carrying concealed, especially in warmer weather …

Paradoxically Speaking …

What we need is a small pocket pistol chambered in a potent caliber with enough firepower to complete the job at hand! A gun we want to carry 365 days a year with confidence! But how, Tank? The folks at SIG SAUER have come to the rescue with the newly released P365.

Ultimate Concealed Carry Pistol

The SIG SAUER P365 is a high-capacity micro-compact pistol chambered in 9mm and the answer to our dreams. What else would you expect from a company rooted deeply in German engineering and Swiss precision? These traits differentiate the P365 from all the other micro-compacts on the market.

The folks at SIG SAUER designed a magazine capable of holding 10+1 9mm rounds, while still maintaining a 1″ profile using a new geometrically shaped, patent pending, narrow necked, double-stack magazine. This magazine makes all good things possible!

An optional 12+1 magazine with extended finger-grip bottom is also available. Wow!

Some Surprising Specs

With such a high-round capacity, surely the SIG SAUER is bigger and heavier than its competitors, right? Negatory, there, pistol-packing buddy! The P365 weighs a mere 17.8 oz., empty and has a gaunt 1″ profile, making it smaller and lighter than most in the micro-compact class. It’s 5.8″ long and 4.3″ tall, and sports a 3.1″ barrel.

The P365 is a striker-fired, polymer-framed design, providing a good grip-to-bore axis, which lessons perceived recoil, for such a lightweight gun. The fully textured grip has a slim-line rail for SIG light or laser accessories. A generous trigger-guard undercut encourages a high hand position for a solid, steady grip. The narrowed magazine top allows for an ergonomically designed grip-shape to perfectly fit the shooters thumb-web.

The stainless steel slide has front and rear serrations for positive grip during slide manipulation and press-check. SIGLITE front and rear sights are included and provide a sharp sight picture and fast target acquisition during low-light conditions.

Safe and easy disassembly is possible with a 3-point takedown and does not require the trigger to be pulled while doing so.

Everyday Gun For Everyone

The SIG SAUER P365 may just be the most comfortably carried, high-capacity pistol in its class made today. The 10+1 and 12+1 extended magazine capacity is impressive for such a small, affordable package! Check one out, you’ll be glad you did.

Whether professional or civilian, the P365 has a lot of pluses, namely capacity, minus the weight and bulk of conventionally sized shooters.
The SIG SAUER P365 has an MSRP of $599. For more info, https://americanhandgunner.com/company/sig-sauer-inc/; SIG SAUER, Ph: (603) 610-3000.

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8 thoughts on “Exclusive: SIG SAUER P365 9mm Micro-Pistol

  1. Owen Weislow

    Call me old fashion, but what are your recommendations for a hammer fired carry gun with external, manual safety?

    1. David Kane

      Sig Sauer P938.
      I’ve run this rig since the gun was introduced.
      Incredible reliability & accuracy in a 9mm compact. I don’t personally dig plastic firearms. The all metal P938 has the best feel, minimal recoil & super balance.
      Great target acquisition.
      I also run Mike’s pocket holster #2 as additional carry x2 6rnd mags.
      2 loaded 6rnd mag’s fit perfect in any pocket.
      I run an isw single belt clip leather/leather gun holster offers all possible wearable options.
      Nothing like the feel & look of an all metal w/ hammer pistol!
      Good Luck & Safe Shooting!

  2. MF

    Like Pokemon…I have to have them all.
    Thanks Sig for making another option that has to become part if my everyday life. More magazines. More fun.
    As allways..I will shoot and carry the day and night out of this.
    Now to justify another Sig because you see, “I really need it, last one I promise!”

  3. George Hood

    It looks good. One question not answered: is it sufficiently small to allow trouser pocket carry? The S&W Shield 9mm fits nicely, but this one has larger capacity.

  4. Jackson

    I have read about the 365 having some problems. Bad sights, bad firing pins, and the slide not staying open on last round fired.

  5. john ahlberg

    These guns are not available. My local gun shop can’t even order one! Not available! Stop printing these articles before products are out!

  6. crowbar

    you didn’t mention that the gun has been recalled by Sig twice already. It seems to have the same problem that the 320 did when it was new. Magazine dropping free while firing and failure to extract and eject spent shell casings. I work in a large gun store and our projected date of delivery for the 365 was moved back twice from original delivery date. I know Sig makes some quality guns, it just seems they have been rushing product out lately at the cost of quality control. I have seen the 365 and have to admit its size and capacity are very impressive. I will be waiting a while though to purchase one.

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